Commercial and Civil Claims Mediation

Professional Fee Scale

Amount in Dispute Full Mediation* Time Limited Mediation (per session)**
Dispute Each Party Pays (plus VAT) Each Party Pays (plus VAT)
1,000 - 2,999 - £225
3,000 - 4,999 - £250
5,000 - 9,999 £425 £300
10,000 - 24,999 £550 £375
25,000 - 49,000 £675 £500
50,000 - 100,000 £800 £600
100,000 - 500,000 £1000 -
500,000 + Negotiable -

NB. Non-monetary based claims will be assessed on a case by case basis.

*Full Mediation: (inclusive fee for all reasonable preparation time (reading agreed documents up to 50 pages) and full Mediation Day – no additional charges for “extra” hours).

**Time Limited Mediation: Fee for reading agreed documents up to 25 pages and up to three hours Mediation.

If it is desired to hold the Mediation at a venue that incurs a charge e.g. a hotel, the costs will be born by the parties.

Mediator’s travel costs may be extra.

Additional mediation (same case) will attract a 15% discount.

Unlike legal proceedings, mediation is not about winning or losing; it is about exploring possible solutions within the spirit of cooperation, accommodation and mutual respect.

Terms and Conditions

  1. Fees and expenses, plus VAT, are shared equally between the parties unless in otherwise agreed by Dispute Mediation Services.
  2. Fees do not include agreed expenses such as room hire, catering, and the mediator’s travelling costs, all of which can be estimated at the time mediation fees are quoted.
  3. Where a party is represented by solicitors, our invoice will be addressed to those solicitors, who must accept liability for agreed charges and expenses.

Payment:

  1. The arrangement fee and the mediation fee (based on number of days booked) and estimated expenses are payable one week in advance of the mediation.
  2. A final balancing invoice, if applicable, will be issued and become payable within 14 days following the mediation.
  3. Interest will be charged on amounts overdue at 15%

Cancellations:

  1. Where a cancellation is made after the mediation date has been agreed, but more that a week ahead of that date, the cancellation charge is the arrangement fee shared between the parties.
  2. Where a cancellation is made within one week of the mediation date, 50% of agreed collective fees will be payable.
  3. Where a cancellation is made within 48 hours of the mediation date (excluding Saturday, Sunday and public holidays), the full agreed fees will be payable.

All agreed expenses incurred by Dispute Mediation Services and the cost of any preparation time by the mediator will be payable in full.